Padre is fully funded for 2019, but he is raising funds for the current funding year.

Padre is a student from Tanzania. He needs $1200 by July 1, 2020 to stay in school and is currently 52% toward his goal.

Raised $625 from 2 donors Needs $575


Padre excelled in primary school and was ranked number four in his class. However, with six children to take care of, his family struggles to make ends meet. There are very few resources at home and they often do not have enough food to feed their children. Since none of Padre’s older siblings had the opportunity to go to secondary school, he hopes to be the first in his family to graduate so that he can give back to his family and his community.

Where your donation goes

Total $1200
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • School Supplies
  • Student Services
  • Extra Curricular
  • Teachers & Staff
  • Tuition
  • Supplies
  • Meals

Padre's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2020 Form 3
2019 Form 3
2018 Form 2


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Dear TSF sponsors,

This is Samantha, the Scholarship Coordinator at Orkeeswa School, writing on Padre's behalf! Padre is currently in the 9th Grade, and he's been learning a lot in his Life Skills classes about meditation and mindfulness to help him succeed both in and outside the classroom.

I thought you would like to hear what he had to say about this topic!

"We have also been discussing mindfulness and the importance of having a growth mindset. When you have a fixed mindset, you don’t want to change or think of new ideas, but a person with a growth mindset is open to new ideas. Another part of being mindful is practicing mediation. When you meditate, you sit down to concentrate on one thing at a time and you don’t allow other things to distract you. Sometimes I think it is really hard not to get distracted, but I try. I use meditation when I have an exam because it helps me get relaxed!" - Padre

Thank you so much for supporting Padre's education at Orkeeswa School!

With gratitude,

Sam, Padre, and Orkeeswa School
Hi, TSF Sponsors!

This is Sam, the Scholarship Coordinator at Orkeeswa School, posting on Padre's behalf. Padre has been doing really well in the 8th Grade this year, and has recently been reflecting in class on the importance of expressing and preserving culture. Here is what he had to say about his unique Maasai culture and the role that it plays in his daily life.

"I am proud of my culture because it makes me who I am! Most Maasai people are pastoralists, so we keep aI lot of livestock and drink a lot of raw milk. One of my favorite things about being Maasai is grazing cattle. Growing up, I would often take my younger brother with me to graze in the forest, and we would have a lot of fun together."

Thank you for your continued support of Padre and Orkeeswa School!

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